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A strong roof is imperative in making sure that the interior of your house is safe and protected. A weak roof can end up having cracks, leaks, and in the worst-case scenario, become structurally unstable and/or make its surrounding walls weak as well. Now that we have explained why a good roof is important, you will want to carefully look over your options in order to make sure that you choose the right roof for your house. If you want to know the popular option when it comes to residential roofing, then your answer is shingle roofs. Shingle roofs are considered to be one of the most popular choices for homeowners throughout the country. You can start ...
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In their own words: The 2019 Herman Miller Scholars Each year the AAH Herman Miller scholarship sponsors emerging professionals to attend the 2019 Healthcare Design Expo and Conference (HCD). Hear in 2019 class' own words about their HCD experience! "I sincerely believe that there is no other occasion where one can find a larger group of professionals who are passionate about healthcare design." It was an amazing experience for me to attend HCD as a Herman Miller scholar in New Orleans this year. I sincerely believe that there is no other occasion where one can find a larger group of professionals who are passionate about healthcare design. Great ...
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AAH Partner highlight: Planetree International By Mayda Colón, AIA The Academy of Architecture for Health is partnering with Planetree International . Planetree is an organization that promotes excellence in person-centered care. Planetree inspires caregivers to personalize, demystify, and humanize the patient experience. Their goal is for healthcare organizations to meet the human right of respect, inclusion and compassion towards their patients, family and the community with patient-centered care. Person-centered care focuses on respectful, warm and supportive patient care by using evidence-based decision making, changing the business as ...
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So, you are in the process of buying a home ? If so, congratulations! This is definitely an exciting time and a considerable life milestone regardless if you are purchasing a first or second home or only relocation from one home to another.  But, this exciting period can be easily transformed into a period of terror if you miss securing your home from pests and termites. So, to save your home in the long run, as well as your wallet, make sure that you have a termite inspection performed.  Why Building And Pest Inspections Matter Building inspections are designed to evaluate the current condition of a property and protect you by controlling ...
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Recognized as effective policy development allies and a key stakeholder group in the fight against climate change, the US House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis is reviewing the recommendations of the American Institute of Architects. Submitted by the AIA as part of the Committee’s request for information, the Institute’s proposals focused on four major topic areas.   Building codes, describing the imperative for all US states to adopt the International Code Council’s Zero Code Renewable Energy Appendix, the role the federal government could play in incenting states to adopt progressive building codes, and suggested legislative precedents for ...
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In September, the AIA formally adopted the COTE measures as the AIA Framework for Design Excellence. In the October issue of the COTE newsletter, we talked about Design for Integration . In this issue, we tackle Design for Equitable Community. Coming issues will explore the remaining measures.  The AIA Framework for Design Excellence is written as a set of 10 measures. These are very different from design guidelines (such as those that track to sustainability rating systems); they are a construct for open dialogue that leads to a deeply integrated design solution. Each measure includes questions to inspire inquiry and encourage teams to address ...
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Working as a real estate agent is a great career path for people who have a passion and the drive to work in this field. Individuals who are good at this job build their careers and make huge sums of money often. This is why many people try to become real estate agents. Some of the people who wish to delve into this career have felony convictions or  a criminal history already. Hence, these potential real estate agents may wonder, ‘can a felon become a real estate agent?’ The answer is yes.  In this article, We will explain how a felon can become a real estate agent . We will also list the things that can make it harder for a felon to become a real ...
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For any successful job, you need to have the appropriate tools to achieve your goals. The same principle applies when it comes to grinding, drilling, cutting, and forming metals. To quickly accomplish these actions, you need tool steels.  In general, tool steels are high-quality, alloy, and carbon steels commonly used to make, for example, bits, reamers, and cutters for machining metals, wood, and plastics.  Overall, tools steels are required when it comes to shaping other metals into handy components. These tool components must have specific requirements, such as: High hardness Good wear resistance Adequate toughness High hardenability ...
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There are many tech gadgets that architects can use to improve their work and speed up their workflow. In this article, we will list our ten best tech gadgets for architects. 1. Solar paper Solar paper is the world's thinnest solar charger. This charger is a fantastic gadget for architects. The solar paper is a sheet of a solar panel, and it can be used to charge devices. Architects will be able to charge all devices that use a USB cord using this gadget. The solar device is easy to store, easy to charge and is lightweight. You can get multiple charges out of a solar paper device. 2. Wireless flash drive A wireless flash drive allows you to transfer ...
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Nowadays there are loads and loads sorts of accommodations for the tourists to choose from. First and foremost, you can land a stunning villa or a luxurious apartment. Apart from those, some choose to rent a room or a house through popular online platforms since they are after some budget holidays. Others try to spend even less by staying on a campsite or a friend’s cottage. Of course, it goes without saying that hotels are still considered to be a decent choice at a relatively affordable rate. Prior to paying a deposit you should remember that you get what you pay for.  However, on the following lines we are going to focus on only one of the aforementioned ...
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Native plants does contribute in saving the green canopies and it's beautiful creatures, but before you (literally) digging in, here's how you can plan the layout of your native garden.   We can show our love to the planet earth and its species in preserving their habitat by growing native plants. This way you’ll make your space more homely for butterflies and other pollinators like bees, birds, and garden-beetles. By trying to grow more native plants like- canopy and understory trees, shrubs, perennial and groundcover-we can help other marvellous creatures of nature to survive. One should also consider removing the invasive plants that destroys the ...
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Most people will tell you that roofs can be the most boring topic that one could talk about. It is true that roofs are really lack luster. However, there is a lot more to roof than one might think. In fact, even the most basic roofs have a lot going on. With that said, you will never hear anyone brag about their roofs. The only time when you hear people talking about roofs is when they are considering having their roof repaired, upgraded, or installed. Today, we are going to talk about commercial roofing solutions. We are going to discuss what solutions are available for commercial buildings and what do they do. Commercial roofing is a lot different from residential ...
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During the design and planning stage of your kitchen layout, there are several important layout ideas you must consider. You might have chosen your tiles, flooring, paint, appliances, and cabinets. However, a kitchen is only complete if it is functional, looks alone will not make it livable. Before committing yourself to any major decisions or being drawn into focusing on the appearance element alone, these are seven crucial kitchen layout recommendations you should implement to ensure your kitchen design becomes a success.   1) Limit Traffic   Regardless of the setting, the kitchen is still one of the high-traffic sections in your home. ...
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The home market continues to improve, but its still a quite slow movement. So, it comes as no surprise that so many people are moving their business overseas. After all, for much slow business flow at home was a much-needed push to conquer new markets.  Moreover, in a world of globalization and global connection, why not follow your entrepreneurial nature and leap?  Taking your brand overseas is exciting and appealing, but there are things that you should know before you jump at the chance. After all, you want your brand to expand healthily and stably, right?  Some businesses come with far more challenges than others. That being said, some companies ...
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Vermont is a beautiful place to live, mostly because of its natural landscape. However, to rent a house in Burlington or any other city might not be that easy. You have to pick the home at the right location, while also thinking in advance about costs. Hiring an agent can help you with all that. But, let’s go slowly, step-by-step, and see what you have to know before renting a home in Vermont. Determine your requirements and needs Making the list of your requirements and needs is essential since you have to visualize your new home before renting it. First of all, make priorities within your list and stick to them at all costs. Afterward, decide whether ...
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Steel fabrication describes all the processes involved in bending, twisting, cutting, and assembling steel material. Fabrication allows for the creation of metal structures such as buildings, sheds, barns, bridges, and hangers, much like what   SteelMaster   does. Steel detailing involves the generation of drawings used to guide fabricators in creating frameworks that meet the parameters of the project at hand. Both fabrication and detailing go hand in hand. Advances in technology over recent years have seen the emergence of innovative trends in metal detailing and fabrication practices. Below are four popular trends that are reshaping the industry.    ...
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Having the right information today is everything. This is something that is mostly applied and best seen in business. Furthermore, having information about customers and clients is important, but keeping their information private is crucial.  Therefore, data protection has become the number one obligation of any running business. But, can large systems and small local stores have the same level of information protection? And How safe customers and clients' information are safe? And How can you protect them in the digital world? Let's discover.  Small Business Data Vs. Large Business Data  The fact is that small business is, usually, not well ...
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The small island nation of Singapore pops out more often in recent years. The reasons for this honorable mention are many: from a good place to live in, high environments practice, and for being one of the best places to do business.  Actually, SGP is one of the best places to do business on a global scale. Some claim that you need 72 hours to start your own company in Singapore. It seems that in this part of the world, everything is about being fast and effective.  So, if you are thinking about setting up your new business in SGP, you might find these points useful. Plan Like A Professional Having a business idea in mind is not much ...
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Chicago is currently one of the hottest areas in the country to buy real estate. Actually, Chicago is so popular that house hunters and real estate agents can get easily overwhelmed by the choices (prices are not to be ignored as well) in the area.  After all, Chicago is known for its suburbs area. Moreover, this is a city with 77 neighborhoods and 200 suburbs .  Finding the perfect real estate in Chicago suburbs can't be easy with so many choices. Therefore, we have listed a few areas to help you find the best neighborhood. Chicago Invented Suburbs Many stories are told about the development of the fantastic city of Chicago. The most common ...
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Home sellers, you can finally take a break. The better time is coming to Chicago's housing market. After years and years of real struggle in Illinois, the housing market is finally balancing. Simply said, the market is shifting to buyers' favor. However, the prices are still remaining high enough within much of the desired Chicago metro area.  But, when it comes to specific areas, such as Barrington, IL, how well the real estate market is actually doing? Let's discover. Barrington, IL: Market Stats Average Home Size: 3,279 Average Property Taxes: $11,609 Homes Listed: 895 Homes Sold: 235 Average Number of Days To Sell: ...
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